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Old 07-06-2018, 01:18 PM   #1
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Thanks to you Farkers I’ve been eyeballing Poopers on InterWeb, YouTube and Pellet People Forums and have come to some Conclusions.......These are Smitty Conclusions - yours may vary.........

First what I consider Top Tier High End are Out - like Memphis n others are Out. Too High $.
Second - Lower End is Out. Seen too many people replacing controllers on PitBoss, Camp Chef and others due to Large temp swings ( up to 100*), temp overshoots and flame outs. They are replacing them with $200+ PID controllers
And these grills use little to No stainless.

Which leaves me with 2 categories :

High End (for me): picks would be a Mak 1 Star or a Blazin Grill Works Grand Slam or Grid Iron.

Mid Grade: 1st pick RecTec Stampede or Bull. -Better controller, stainless burn pot, shield, grease pan and grates. And their Customer Service Ranks High
2nd pick: Green Mountain Jim Bowie.

There’re are a couple others that would fall into those two groups but I don’t like them for one reason or another - some I just don’t like how they Look.

So OverAll if I Bumped my Head and went Goofey - I would order a RecTec Stampede with optional top grate and exhaust Vents . $988 to my Door.

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Now let’s get back to Gravity Fed and Insulated Cabinet talks.......
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Old 07-06-2018, 01:26 PM   #2
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Ive really wanted a blaz'n. Love the build quality and the options. The add ons are relativity cheap.
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Old 07-06-2018, 01:32 PM   #3
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Several I know bought the pellet grill / smokers and had to replace parts as you described because the cooker is not built to handle high heat / spikes, they are pissed for buying into the info commercial bs.
Getting repair parts were time consuming and expensive so they quit even trying.
Those who say they are considering one I tell to save their money for a more well built one if that is the direction they want to go..... or just get a proven product and learn it.
Personally, I will stick with charcoal and wood.
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Are you bored of the gravity feed already?
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With the Mak you wouldn't have to replace the "horns"
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Old 07-06-2018, 01:48 PM   #6
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With the Mak you wouldn't have to replace the "horns"
I Like the Horns and $600 difference would buy Many replacement Horns.........
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So when will it be in your possession?
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Old 07-06-2018, 01:51 PM   #8
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If a deal came along on a yoder ys640 I would be strongly tempted:)

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I love my Rec tec bull, wifi and two probes built in 304 stainless Steele and the 6 year warranty and support cannot be beat. I have sold all my wsm and my battle box and went this route and do not regret it one bit.
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Old 07-06-2018, 01:53 PM   #10
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Are you bored of the gravity feed already?
You’ve asked that twice now on 2 different threads .....No.
I always have Multiple Cookers/Smokers. Have had up to 10 at one time. I’m Down to 8 unless I count the 2 small portable grills then I’m still at 10. Don’t have to be Bored with One to get another one - Esp One of different Size or Type. Ideally I’d have a Small, Med. n Large of each type........
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I love my Rec tec bull, wifi and two probes built in 304 stainless Steele and the 6 year warranty and support cannot be beat. I have sold all my wsm and my battle box and went this route and do not regret it one bit.
I’d of kept the Battle box plus the RecTec......
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So when will it be in your possession?
I can’t afford One Right Now and Not Sure I want a pooper. Suck to buy One and then use it twice a year......... I’d like to borrow one for a month or 2 n see........
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I love my Rec tec bull, wifi and two probes built in 304 stainless Steele and the 6 year warranty and support cannot be beat. I have sold all my wsm and my battle box and went this route and do not regret it one bit.
Those ribs look "oven" cooked.
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Ribs look Good to me.........
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I can’t afford One Right Now and Not Sure I want a pooper. Suck to buy One and then use it twice a year......... I’d like to borrow one for a month or 2 n see........
I got a Cookshack PG500 you can borrow for a month, you have to pick it up and bring it back.
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